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Metro Exodus could release earlier than expected

Metro Exodus Aurora trailer

Update, December 11: Metro Exodus could be releasing sooner than we previously thought, according to a hint in the game’s Aurora trailer.

Metro Exodus could release a few months earlier than many players expected. Despite a vague slated release date of Autumn 2018, the game’s trailer hints that the actual date could be August 8.

Here’s everything we know about Metro Exodus.

At the end of the trailer is a brief sequence during which several letters and number rotate to reveal the game title, settling, obviously, on Metro Exodus. But, as spotted by an eagle-eyed Reddit user, those same panels also briefly show the sequence ‘AUG8TH’, suggesting that Metro Exodus could be with us by the end of the summer.

Original story, December 8:Metro Exodus has a brand-new trailer. The Aurora confirms the game’s release date, as well as giving a closer look at its post-apocalyptic Moscow.

Revealed last night during The Game Awards, the video gives the best look yet at the nuclear winter central to the Metro series. The game follows Artyom as he leaves the Metro to to lead a band of Rangers across Russia to build a new life for themselves in the East.

In my opinion, it’s a pretty great trailer, namely because Aurora is a massive badass Steam train, which coincidentally is the means by which Artyom and his pals plan to make their way to their new life. Exactly how important Aurora is, I couldn’t tell you, and developer Deep Silver seem to think the story-driven survival epic can hold it’s own without a big ol’ train, but I remain unconvinced.

Metro Exodus is set for a release in Autumn 2018 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. You can check out the trailer above.